This online course will be streaming live on July 7 – 8, 2022 from 8:30am – 4:00pm PT, 10:30am – 6:00pm CT, 11:30am – 7:00pm ET after purchase.
10:00am – 10:15am PT, 12:00pm – 12:15pm CT, 1:00pm – 1:15pm ET
12:00pm – 1:00pm PT, 2:00pm – 3:00pm CT, 3:00pm- 4:00pm ET
2:30pm – 2:45pm PT, 4:30pm – 4:45pm CT, 5:30pm – 5:45pm ET
Recorded footage and all course content (certificate, videos, quiz) will be available until August 12, 2022. Extensions cannot be granted under any circumstances.
Registration will close on July 6, 2022.
REGISTRATION OPTIONS AVAILABLE
IN PERSON: This event is also being offered as an in person workshop. For more information and registration, please CLICK HERE
LIVE STREAM: Please see below information for details and registration.
Shame and trauma are often linked. Current research on how trauma impacts individuals has changed the course of treatment for many clinicians. Furthermore, when implicit core shame is not identified, progress with clients may be slower and less effective. Shame can push clients to hide their innermost feelings because the self-reflection needed to help them improve can activate dysregulated emotional states and a lack of emotional safety. Shame often goes undetected in a therapy session because it is like an infectious disease that lies untreated due to symptoms that may be difficult to recognize.
This workshop helps clinicians recognize the non-verbal, unspoken, and often unseen aspects of core shame in clinical work. Identifying the neurophysiological development of shame and trauma throughout the lifespan can drastically improve treatment outcomes. Evidence-based tools and techniques that break the spell of core shame and trauma related to anxiety, depression, and other mental health diagnoses help clients reconstruct a more authentic self.
Treating core shame requires the clinician to be vulnerable, courageous, and able to tolerate right-brain dysregulation as it occurs within the therapy session. Creating authentic relationships with clients and trusting the individualized process allows clinicians to step more fully into unconditional positive regard. This allows the client to feel “good-enough,” as the therapist sees and feels into the client’s experience with large empathy, the antidote to shame. Clinicians who have taken this workshop report feeling “a sigh of relief,” as they can better acknowledge that they are, in-fact, a “good-enough” therapist.
- The definition and origins of implicit core shame.
- The neurophysiological effects of trauma and shame.
- How shame goes undetected by clinicians.
- How shame itself can be shaming.
- Using Erikson, Piaget, and other developmental models to pinpoint where core shame originated.
- The significance of the first seven years of development.
- The evolution of social-emotional development.
- How trauma and shame similarly impact the autonomic nervous system’s sense of safety and connection.
- The non-verbal, sensory, and implicit development of shame.
- Core shame as an identity.
- The construct of self-loathing and chronic feelings of inadequacy as core shame.
- Shame starts with attachment.
- Ruptures in interpersonal relationships contribute to a shame-based identity.
- Prolonged subconscious shame effects from shame-based parenting practices.
- How all degrees of trauma and shame impact the sensory body memory.
- Attachment theory and how it relates to the internalization of trauma and shame, and subsequent adult attachment styles.
- Early right brain development, particularly 0-3 years.
- Development of a False Self vs. True Self.
- How executive functioning is affected by trauma and shame.
- How early relationships set the stage for adult relationships.
- Core shame as the hub of a wheel. • Defensive reactions that develop in attempts to find safety.
- Perfectionism, rage, blame and other defences against shame.
- The impact of core shame on all relationships, including therapeutic outcomes.
- Trauma and shame-based beliefs or “stories” that remain unchanged until the unconscious experience in the body changes.
- The hierarchy of polyvagal theory.
- Neuroception and the nonverbal, implicit, and sensory aspects of shame.
- How developmental trauma and shame can contribute to depression, anxiety, disordered eating, mood disorders, and relationship conflicts.
- Shame, addiction, and relapse.
- The difference between guilt and shame. • How Subtle Abuses of Power (SAP) can keep clients “stuck.”
- Multicultural perspectives. • Why self-compassion is so hard to access.
- The effects of unexpressed grief on shame and trauma
Tolerating Shame in Clinical Practice
- Increasing tolerance of shame states.
- Witnessing and tolerating the emergence of affect.
- Large empathy and being vulnerable.
- Amplifying positive affect for connection.
- Therapeutic empathy as a right-brain activity.
- Managing enactment moments of shame.
- Engaging and sustaining self-compassion.
- Repairs and restorations in the interpersonal bridge to self and others.
- Courage and vulnerability.
- Self-care for therapists.
Clinical Professionals: All mental health professionals including, but not limited to Clinical Counsellors, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Hospice and Palliative Care Workers, School Counsellors, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Addiction Specialists, Marital & Family Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants and all professionals looking to enhance their therapeutic skills.
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